Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a free service.  Please submit your events or information in writing to or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752.  Please submit your information a week to 10 days ahead of the event. 

The Greenlee Chapter DAR will meet Saturday, January 20, 10:00 at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Marion.  For more information about the meeting or DAR you may contact

The annual Cattlemen’s Association Meeting will be Thursday, January 25th at 6pm at the McDowell Senior Center.  Please RSVP by calling 652-8104 by Wednesday, January 17th

Learn about blueberry management at the monthly Master Gardener meeting Thursday, January 18th at 10am in the Extension Conference Room.  The public is invited.  Please register by calling 652-8104.

 The McDowell Democratic club will meet at the Dragon’s Lair Thursday January 18th, at 6:00pm?

There will be a Country Breakfast Buffet Saturday, January 27th from 7am until 10am at the Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills.  Adults $6, Children 6-12 $3 and child under 6 eat free. 


There is assistance available for people with Medicare who have limited incomes and resources. If they qualify, they can receive assistance with premiums, deductibles and co-payments for their prescriptions.  Visit the local Social Security office, call Social Security toll free at 1-800-772-1213, visit, or request an extra help assistance application by contacting SHIIP.  You may also contact your local SHIIP Coordinating Site, McDowell Senior Center 828-659-0821

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program provides a one-time annual energy provide payment to help eligible families pay their heating expense.  Applications for all residents of McDowell County are now open.  Go to the Department of Social Services to apply.